The gay marriage debate sometimes makes us want to lose faith in humanity. We wonder how so many people could be such stupid, unfeeling monsters. And then we hear about a group like the Jesus Metropolitan Community Church, which is based in Indiana and has just launched a high profile campaign of religious inclusiveness. Indiana was recently voted one of the Top 10 most unfriendly states for gays, and this group is reaching out to people in the heart of the beast by speaking their language.
They obviously believe that people can change and grow to become better and more loving, and we are happy to be reminded that there are still optimists in the world. We know first-hand that even the most bigoted person can have a change of heart, but sometimes we forget, or can’t put in the effort to bring it about.
The campaign has gotten a fair amount of media attention, and we’re certain they could now use what all new non-profits can use: money. So check out their site and donate if you’re so inclined.